Momentum 2019

Project Description

Momentum 2019 was an afternoon that brought together the regions best and boldest to discuss economic growth, and awakening Canada to the importance of Fort McMurray.

Client: Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation

Year: 2019

Service: Special Event Management and Consulting

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In 2019, Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation (WBEDC) hosted its inaugural Momentum luncheon. The event, which was held at Shell Place, invited members of the community to engage with a panel discussion which included WBEDC CEO Kevin Weidlich, Karim Zariffa of the Oil Sands Community Alliance, WBEDC chair and former WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky, and RMWB CAO Annette Antoniak. The afternoon featured a plated lunch that included locally sourced ingredients from Mitchell’s Cafe, Oh Bee Hive Honey, and Grow Moar Microgreens, and stunning floral arrangements from The Flower Studio.

The Balsom team took care of event logistics, allowing Wood Buffalo Economic Development to focus on hosting their guests at Momentum 2019.


Review From Our Client

I would like to extend our gratitude and thanks for your hard work and collaboration at the inaugural  2019 WBEDC Momentum luncheon. Your professional day-of event management services were coordinated, organized and dedicated – ensuring the event was a success. Balsom Communications’ staff did a superb job of orchestrating what was needed and were ready and willing to help. It makes a difference to work with a reliable, local business who knows what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with you.


Kevin Weidlich, President & CEO